|NASA Mission Sheds New Light on Full Sun|
For the first time, NASA's Solar Terrestrial Relations Observatory, or STEREO, spacecraft, has provided a view of the entire sun, including its far side. Scientists can now gain a better understanding of the dynamic nature of our star and give earlier predictions of space weather events that can impact our technological infrastructure.
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|STEREO Scopes Out Solar Storms|
A NASA Science Update held at the agency's Headquarters in Washington reveals new details about the structure of solar storms and the materials they produce that impact Earth. Briefing participants are: Madhulika Guhathakurta, Living With a Star Program lead scientist, NASA Headquarters; Craig DeForest, staff scientist, Southwest Research Institute, Boulder, Colo.; David Webb, research physicist, Institute for Scientific Research, Boston College; and Alysha Reinard, research scientist, National ...
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|Space Weather Forecasts in STEREO on This Week @NASA|
New processing techniques used on data gathered by NASA's STEREO spacecraft will allow scientists to better track solar storms before they impact Earth. The storms called Coronal Mass Ejections, or CMEs are observed from NASA's twin Solar Terrestrial Relations Observatory, spacecraft launched in 2006. The data can now reveal a clear and detailed look at a storm's front from the sun all the way to Earth, thus reducing uncertainty of its arrival time...
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